Hamza Belmoudden Hamza Belmoudden

Grammar & Listening
B2 level


In this lesson, students will learn about the differences between the present perfect and the past simple, but before I get to grammar, first I will start the lesson with a warmer to activate the students' schemata. Then I will work on my sub aim which is listening. This phase of the lesson will involve a listening for gist task, a listening for detail task and a discussion that be followed by a WC feedback. Now to get my main aim which is teaching present perfect and the past simple, first I will give the students 2 examples from the listening and draw a timeline to illustrate when does the actions takes place, along with this I'll do the chorale drilling to work on the SS pronunciation. Afterwards, I will give them a handout to choose the correct form of the verbs to complete the sentences. After the correction, they will be ready for a similar exercise. At the last phase of the lesson I will do a freer practice (if time)


Main Aims

  • illustrating the difference between the present perfect and the past simple

Subsidiary Aims

  • get the students to work on their receptive skills and practice some listening for gist and listening for deatils


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

To lead-in I'm going to display a picture of two gladiators, then I will ask the Ss, Are they fighting because they want to, or because they are forced to fight? Do they fight only humans or animals as well? Why they do that? Where does the fight takes place? While eliciting their answers I will write the vocabulary on the board. I will ask the Ss to get in pairs and discuss if they agree or disagree with this type of fights?

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • Listening for gist

at this phase, I will display a photo on power point and ask the students to listen to a conversation between two friends. so for them to listen for gist, I will ask them answer the following question: what is the link between the conversation and this picture here on the board? when the recording is done, I will ask them to check their answers in pairs after that I will try to get a WC feedback

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • Listening for details

Here, I will show the class a handout which requires a re-listening to the recording but this time for specific information. While you listen complete the sentences with the correct name. I should ask some ICQs to make sure that everyone understands the task well. Are going to just listen? Or listen and complete the sentences with the correct name? When recording is over, I will ask them to check their answers in pairs. After that I will ask the students to raise their hands to give their answers, I will write the correct answers on the board.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the listening and expand on what they've learned

Here, there is no need for a hand out I will simply display the task on whiteboard. I will ask the students to discuss the following questions in pairs. 1- do you know any one who would enjoy a gladiator course? 2- What other ways can you think of to increase your self-confident? After the discussion I will get a maximum of 2 answers and then move on to the next stage

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